But not exactly selective and it's still very susceptible to atmospherics. Anyone who's worked for an AM station which monitors their audio off the tower sampling loops knows that AM under ideal circumstances can sound terrific. That said, in the real world it rarely does. If you live in a rural location try a crystal radio with a marginal signal. Sure you hear the station but you also hear all the noise that surrounds the stations well.
Agreed for the Rocket Radios, although more advanced crystal set designs with more components that provide filtration are amazingly selective. When I lived in Miami, my very basic Radio Shack Tandy "breadboard" crystal radio kit (AM radio ferrite loopstick, 160 pF variable capacitor, 1N34 diode, and crystal earphone) did have trouble separating stations; I had to slide the coil on the ferrite rod as well as tweak the variable capacitor to zero-in on a desired station.
Here in Fairbanks, Alaska where we have only 5 well-spaced AM stations, it would probably have no more difficulty separating the stations than the Rocket Radios. But this is a special place, "RF-wise." It's so electrically quiet here that even the Long Wave band is comparatively noise-free. -- Jason